Business Technology News and Commentary - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
News & Commentary
Content posted in October 2015
<<   <   Page 2 / 5   >   >>
BlackBerry Priv Smartphone Pre-Orders Start At $699
News  |  10/25/2015
The Priv smartphone will be BlackBerry's first Android device, and it features a slew of security enhancements, as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
10 iPhone, iPad Apps Optimized For iOS 9
Slideshows  |  10/25/2015
Apple packed several new features into iOS 9. Here are 10 apps upgraded to make the most of them.
Tech Gadgets For Your Halloween Ghost-Hunting
Commentary  |  10/25/2015
If you're looking to get your spooky on this Halloween with ghosts, vampires, or zombies, we've got the technology to help you do it.
Facebook iOS App Update Fixes iPhone Battery Drain
Commentary  |  10/24/2015
Facebook releases an update to its iOS app that will stop the excessive drain on iPhone batteries that users were reporting.
Google's Chromecast Offerings: Hands-On Review
Commentary  |  10/24/2015
Google's new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio dongles make it easier than ever to send video to your TV and audio to your stereo system.
13 Geekiest Halloween Costumes For 2015
Slideshows  |  10/24/2015
We want to help you get into the Halloween spirit while letting your geek flag fly. Check out our list, and let us know which costume you'll be wearing next Saturday.
Windows Phone Fail, Surface Enterprise Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/24/2015
Microsoft added to its Surface Enterprise Program, released its quarterly earnings, dealt with its Windows Phone failures, and quietly slashed 1,000 more jobs this week.
NASA's New Horizons Captures Pluto's Kerberos
News  |  10/23/2015
New Horizons is reporting more information about the most far-flung planet in our Solar System as NASA publishes photos of Kerberos, Pluto's smallest moon.
Your Robot Replacement Has Arrived
News  |  10/23/2015
Robotic process automation can help companies operate more frugally and efficiently, though potentially at the expense of human workers.
9 Ways To Bulletproof Your Privacy Policy
Slideshows  |  10/23/2015
Is your privacy policy rock solid, or could it use some work? Mistakes can mean lawsuits, regulatory fines, and damage to corporate reputations. Here's how to protect your company.
Ford Motors, PwC, Starwood CIOs Talk Future Of IT
News  |  10/23/2015
In a panel discussion moderated by Elizabeth Ames of the Anita Borg Institute, the three CIOs shared their current IT initiatives, plans on the horizon, common technology challenges, leadership tactics, and the ways they are recruiting and welcoming the incoming generation of employees. Here's what we learned.
AWS Helps Amazon Shine In The Third Quarter
News  |  10/23/2015
The AWS cloud pulls Amazon into profitability with its 25% margins. Meanwhile CEO Jeff Bezos moves into the third-richest billionaire slot behind Gates and Buffet.
Alphabet, Google's Parent, Strikes Earnings Gold With Mobile Search
News  |  10/23/2015
Alphabet, Google's new parent company, exceeded analysts' expectations due in large part to the strength of its mobile search business, according to company executives.
Why Fixes To Tech's Diversity Problem Fail
Commentary  |  10/23/2015
Encouraging children to pursue careers in technology is great, but until Silicon Valley deals with its culture problem, it won't matter.
NASA's Apollo Archive: 10 More Breathtaking Images
Slideshows  |  10/23/2015
With more than 8,000 photographs of NASA's various Apollo missions released earlier this month, who could resist looking through the archive a second time?
Microsoft Earnings: Cloud Rises, Hardware Falls
News  |  10/23/2015
Cloud computing continues to give Microsoft strength amid declines in hardware sales.
Fitbit Hacked In 10 Seconds
Commentary  |  10/22/2015
A Fortinet security researcher says the fitness tracker can be hacked by anyone within Bluetooth range. It doesn't matter whether or not it's paired with another device.
HP Kills Public Cloud, Cedes To AWS, Google, Microsoft
News  |  10/22/2015
HP is abandoning its public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) efforts, a market dominated by AWS, Google, and Microsoft. Here are the details.
SAP Marries Commerce, Community For Engagement
Commentary  |  10/22/2015
SAP Jam Communities, edition for SAP hybris Commerce aims to create a more coherent link between commerce, analytics, and business engagement.
iOS 9.1 Leads Apple Software Updates
Commentary  |  10/22/2015
Apple delivered system updates across its product line on Oct. 20, adding new features and fixing bugs along the way. The updates included iOS 9.1, watchOS 2.0.1, and Mac OS X 10.11.1.
Facebook TechPrep Emphasizes Computer Science, Programming, Diversity
News  |  10/22/2015
Facebook is turning its skills at connecting people in a new direction with the launch of a TechPrep, a website designed to get kids invested in computer science, while promoting diversity.
Twitter Asks Developers For Forgiveness
News  |  10/22/2015
CEO Jack Dorsey apologizes for past platform changes and promises to work with developers rather than against them. The company also introduced a series of enhancements to Fabric and Gnip.
Michael Dell Defends His $67B Bet On EMC
News  |  10/22/2015
Michael Dell positioned his company for a new age with a slew of new product announcements at Dell World Live. He also answered questions about the $67 billion deal to acquire EMC. Here are the details.
10 Hot IT Jobs That Deliver Work-Life Balance
Slideshows  |  10/22/2015
Ten IT jobs made the cut on Glassdoor's 25 Best Jobs For Work-Life Balance. In fact, the No. 1 job on the list is IT-related. If you're struggling with work-life balance in your own career, you'll want to have a look at these positions and see how your job stacks up. It might be time to polish up that resume or learn some new skills.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4: What Critics Are Saying
News  |  10/21/2015
Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 is an improvement upon Surface Pro 3, reviewers claim, but still not a laptop replacement.
Apple, Dropbox Slam CISA Cyber-Security Bill
Commentary  |  10/21/2015
Apple and Dropbox join the swelling ranks of tech companies voicing their opposition to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) and the lack of privacy protections.
HTC's One A9 Smartphone Apes iPhone
Commentary  |  10/21/2015
The attractive HTC One A9 smartphone will ship with Android 6.0, or Marshmallow, but may look a bit too familiar to Apple's iPhone users.
Desperate Yahoo Inks Search, Ad Deal With Google
News  |  10/21/2015
In the face of declining revenues and stiff competition, Yahoo cozies up to rival Google in a deal similar to the one it struck with Microsoft in April.
Docker Acquires Tutum For 'Last Mile' Container Deployments
News  |  10/21/2015
Docker will buy startup Tutum for its operations tooling and workflow for moving Docker containers into production.
Free Web Security Certificates Coming Soon
News  |  10/21/2015
Let's Encrypt TLS/SSL certificates are now trusted by the major Web browsers. That sets the stage for easier, more affordable online security. Operated by the nonprofit Internet Security Research Group, their aim is to hasten the transition away from the Web's unprotected HTTP protocol to encrypted HTTPS.
10 iPhone Apps Only An IT Pro Could Love
Slideshows  |  10/21/2015
The Apple iTunes store is chock-full of apps that are equally useful to IT and business users. Here, we're focusing on 10 iPhone apps that only IT professionals could love. See what we've uncovered.
SAP Reports Strong Q3 Cloud Momentum
News  |  10/20/2015
SAP reported a huge cloud revenue increase for Q3 at a time when many of its rivals in the traditional enterprise apps space are struggling with cloud. Here are the numbers.
Tim Cook Talks Apple TV, Cars, Watch
News  |  10/20/2015
Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses a wide variety of topics, including the company's innovation cycle, wearables, and what's coming to television. Here are the highlights from his conversation with The Wall Street Journal.
SIM CIO Report: IT Leadership Hits A 'Watershed Moment'
News  |  10/20/2015
One-third to one-half of the current crop of CIOs will be gone in 5 to 10 years, says the lead researcher for SIM's annual IT trends survey. Do you fit the profile of the CIO of the future? What's top-of-mind for CIOs right now?
IBM Taps Equinix For Private-Line Cloud Connections
News  |  10/20/2015
IBM SoftLayer joins Google, Amazon, and Microsoft Azure in routing connections for privacy-oriented cloud users through Equinix data centers.
Hybrid Cloud: 7 Ways It's The Best Of Both Worlds
Slideshows  |  10/20/2015
When choosing which flavor of cloud to go with for your organization, you'll find that a hybrid architecture has some distinct advantages over public and private cloud models. Here's a look at seven benefits of going hybrid.
Amazon, New York Times Spar Over Work Culture Investigation
News  |  10/20/2015
The feud between the New York Times and Amazon goes public as the two sides defend their positions following a blistering expose.
Lenovo Yoga 900, Home 900 Sport Windows 10
News  |  10/20/2015
The Lenovo Yoga 900 notebook and the Home 900 AIO run Windows 10. Their adjustable screens and improved battery life put an emphasis on portability and flexibility.
Google Enterprise Apps Get ID Management Boost From Centrify
News  |  10/20/2015
A range of cloud-based identity management services from Centrify aims to make it easy for IT professionals to provision and authenticate corporate users of Google tools such as Android For Work and Google Compute Engine.
Drone Registration Requirement Lands
Commentary  |  10/20/2015
The Department of Transportation and FAA give a panel one month to develop rules for registering drones in US skies.
Microsoft Enhances Surface Enterprise Program
News  |  10/20/2015
Microsoft aims to accelerate enterprise adoption of Windows 10 and Surface Pro 4 with additions to its Surface Enterprise program.
Quest Diagnostics CIO: An Agent Of Change
News  |  10/20/2015
Quest Diagnostics CIO Lidia Fonseca aptly describes herself as an "agent of change." Under her guidance, Quest is evolving as a diagnostic services company with a host of new data-driven services on the horizon for healthcare providers. Here are the details.
IBM Fails To Offset Legacy Declines With Q3 Earnings
News  |  10/20/2015
Overall revenues fell, but the "strategic imperatives" of mobile, security, business analytics, and cloud delivered impressive growth.
Intel's Arduino 101: 11 Reasons You Need It
Slideshows  |  10/20/2015
Intel has announced the new Arduino 101, an Arduino platform based on the Intel Curie module. While it's aimed primarily at the education and maker communities, there are plenty of commercial applications, including the opportunity to experiment with Internet of Things (IoT) projects, including wearables, diminutive gadgets, and sensors
IBM Reveals Source Code To China: WSJ
Commentary  |  10/19/2015
IBM's decision is a "goodwill" gesture aimed at expansion in the Chinese market.
Sprint To Throttle 'Unlimited' Data Over 23GB
Commentary  |  10/19/2015
Sprint joins other major carriers in setting lower priority levels for heavy users.
Comic: CIO Horror Stories
Commentary  |  10/19/2015
These are the things that go bump in the night for the CIO.
Transit Ridership Counts With APC Analytics
Commentary  |  10/19/2015
A variety of automated passenger counting tools are helping transit systems better analyze how people are using their services, including who gets on board a train or bus and when they get get off.
iPhone 7: Will It Have Intel Inside?
Commentary  |  10/19/2015
Intel is vying against Qualcomm to develop LTE modem for Apple's iPhone 7.
Apple Addresses 'Staingate' In MacBook Retina Displays
News  |  10/19/2015
It's another mini-scandal for Apple. This one is called "Staingate," thanks to the anti-reflective film rubbing off MacBook Retina notebooks.
<<   <   Page 2 / 5   >   >>


2018 State of the Cloud
2018 State of the Cloud
Cloud adoption is growing, but how are organizations taking advantage of it? Interop ITX and InformationWeek surveyed technology decision-makers to find out, read this report to discover what they had to say!
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Cybersecurity Strategies for the Digital Era
At its core, digital business relies on strong security practices. In addition, leveraging security intelligence and integrating security with operations and developer teams can help organizations push the boundaries of innovation.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll